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south elgin

Welcome to South Elgin, illinois

South Elgin, Illinois is a village located 45 minutes from Chicago. It’s smaller population of around 20,000 provides a tight knit community, and many opportunities both professionally and recreationally. The Village has grown and evolved from a rural farming community and railroad dept, to a thriving modern community.

People & Lifestyle

In 2007, Money Magazine ranked South Elgin as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States for economic opportunity, excellent schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community.  In 2011, the Village was ranked in the CNN/Money's Top 100 again for economic strength, great job opportunities, top schools and safe streets.

Dining & Shopping

Known most for American cuisine, South Elgin has many bars and taverns to grab a tasty burger or a side of fries. The Elgin shopping mall is located a few miles north, and the Geneva Shopping district is a few townships to the south.


With over 40 elementary schools, 8 middle schools and 5 high schools, education is prioritized in South Elgin.

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